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English first additional language

Thunder

Educator section

Memorandum

In Grade 3 learners continue to expand their vocabulary by listening and reading a variety of texts such as poem, stories, riddles and doing word puzzles.

These modules consolidate and revise the vocabulary and phonics introduced in Grade 2. More opportunities are given for written work producing longer texts of more varied kinds. Learners should not be afraid to make mistakes as the building of confidence and fluency should take priority above perfect written work.

Time scheduled for the modules

All learners should work through all eight modules as the phonics and spelling requirements are spread over these modules. The educator should however allow learners to complete them at their own pace namely ± two modules per term.

This story allows the learners to use their imagination when the baby Brontosaurus is found by the animals. Vocabulary is consolidated by repetitive phrases and the following phonic families are introduced; “ wh ” and silent letters such as “ b ” as in lamb, and “ k ” as in knee. Plurals are studied and homonyms sorted out.

Integration of themes

  • A healthy environment

Is dependent on resources. If catastrophies occur they damage the environment.

  • Social Justice

Thunder finds himself amongst strangers. Their attitude to him is of vital importance.

Newcomers at school or in the class should be welcomed and treated with kindness and respect.

Leaner section

Content

  • Listen to the story.
  • Read it.

The summer boat race

  • Tell the story to a friend.
  • Explain what kind of boat/rafts the animals made.
  • How did Zigi’s team make their raft?
LO 2.10 LO 3.3.2 LO 3.5
  • Listen to the story.
  • Read it.

The race

  • How did the elephants row their boats?
  • How did the monkeys row their boats?
  • How did the crocodiles row their boats?
  • How did Zigi’s team row their raft?

Phonics

Read these “wh” words.

The “h” is a silent letter.

who

why

when

where

what

which

  • They are often used to ask a question, e.g. who are you?
  • Write questions beginning with these words.
  • End the question with a question mark.

1. Who ...................................................................................................................

2. Why ...................................................................................................................

3. When ..................................................................................................................

4. Where .................................................................................................................

5. What ...................................................................................................................

6. Which ..................................................................................................................

LO 1.5.1 LO 6.1 LO 4.3

True or false?

  • Read the questions.
  • Answer “true” or “false”.

1. The strange creature was a mouse. ......................................................................

2. The animals did not know what this creature was. ............................................. 3. The strange creature was a fish. ..........................................................................

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Source:  OpenStax, English first additional language grade 3. OpenStax CNX. Sep 22, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11118/1.1
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